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is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade, for 15 years or 20 years. if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we're going to make significant cuts in domestic spending. and i have already said i'm willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we've already cut from defense spending we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending. and that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation but for future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student loan or the senior citizen or, you know, people -- veterans who are trying to get by on a disability check, even as we'
, no. now's the time to go big. get thing done for good. here he was, the president just this morning. >> i will not sign a 30 day or a 60 day or a 90-day extension. that's not an septemberabaccept approach. if it's hard now, how are the guys going to be thinking six months from now in the middle of an election season when they're all up. it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the band aid, eat our peas. now's the time to do it. if not now, when? >> brianna at the white house. bring us up to date. are the high stakes talks happening right this very second? >> as we understand it, brooke, these meetings continue here at the white house. president obama with top democrats and republicans in congress. you heard the tone that the president was striking there, like a parent trying to get two kids to share. he's been saying he's bending over backwards, giving up a lot and republicans are not. of course, that is his side of the story. if you were to think of him, he has a favorite child in all of this, right? the democrats. that's his par
this isn't the end, this is the beginning of a new chapter, but the big question remains is what does the next chapter entail? talking up live here from the kennedy space center over the next couple of hours, a special guest including bob crippen, the first of two astronauts to fly up on sts 1 back in 1981. we'll talk to him of what happened then and what he thinks of this whole 30-year era and his thoughts on what's next. also, the man who built the engine of this current rocket, of the current space shuttle "atlantis," and he has some reservations about sort of the nebulous -- the nebulous outlook for manned space flight. a lot more coming at you. just heard the rain picking up again, and if we hear anything more about that possible lightning strike near that launchpad, which is just about three miles over my shoulder, we'll bring it to you live. edie, back knew you in atlanta. >> not what they want to hear or see out there. we'll join you again in a few minutes. >>> now a scandal that's worthy of tabloid headlines itself. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the bigg
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
the band-aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: of course, taxes remains the big sticking point. the president, though, insisting that nothing would change before 2013 so it would not happen during a difficult economic environment, but house speaker john boehner saying that there's no reason to raise taxes in order to control spending. he believes the best way to get revenue is by improving the overall economy by creating jobs. he says he is willing to get a deal done with democrats and the white house, but, in his words, it takes two to tango and they are not there yet. >> dan lothian at the white house, thanks. >>> the debt crisis overseas sending a chill through wall street this morning. less than half hour before the opening bell, u.s. stocks may be headed for another rough day. ali velshi is joining us live from new york. ali, what does it mean? >> well, you know, first of all, futures seem to be leveling out a little bit, kyra. a couple of things going on here. one as dan was just saying, we just heard from the treasury secretary who is making a speech and he says he is expecting a deal
? >> they are being called to testify in parliament. the big story today is that the political parties are all going to get together, go to parliament and they're all agreed to support a motion that rupert murdoch, his bid to acquire bskyb, the cable operator here, should not go through. that is really rare, ali. it's not legally binding. who knows if he'll care or take notice. the other big story making news here is that the senate commerce committee chairman jay rockefeller is calling for an investigation saying, look, if "news of the world" was hacking u.s. citizens and 9/11 victims. he says this should be taken seriously and there should be an investigation. the big topic on that is how much is it going to affect rupert murdoch's empire in the u.s. as well? >> costing a lot of money in the stock. cost the stock about 14%, more than $7 billion since this really thickened about a week ago. let's talk about this former survivor producer facing expedition to mexico on a charge he murdered his wife. >> right. a judge basically said there was enough evidence to send him back to mexico to face trial, r
toward a vote next week. the president says he still wants a big deal. but for the first time he's opening the door on senator mitch mcconnell's fall back plan which is gaining momentum on capitol hill. chuck todd was in the briefing room for the news conference. host of "the daily rundown" and luke russert. there was a movement from the president at least towards considering the mcconnell backup plan. what are the chances he still might get what he really wants which is a bigger deal? >> to me -- in a way put together to try to get through this. what you felt was the press conference was about was trying to frame the post game debate, if you will. you heard this from the speaker. suddenly they're back to distancing themselves from the debt ceiling. let's get to the debt ceiling part. we're running out of time on that. maybe there's still time to negotiate this grand bargain. that's sort of what i heard out of this. the president will sign anything that gets to his desk that seems to get through both houses of congress at this point. and then after that, maybe there's a conversat
decade. the key thing here is this is the first so-called big idea with support from influential lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. last night, the republican-led house pass its preferred solution to solving the crisis known as the cut, cap, and balance act, the legislation cuts federal spending by $6 trillion and requires a constitutional balanced budget amendment in exchange for raising the debt ceiling but the bill is expected to die in the senate. the president's focus was on the plan forged by the so-called gang of six. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisanship consensus around what that would take. >> reporter: the plan calls for an immediate deficit cut of $500 billion and mandates spending caps through 2015 and require congress on find specific cuts in medicare, defense spending, agricultural and energy. it would phase in the lower inflation measure for social security and scale back, but not eliminate, deductions for mortgage interest and charity and retirement counts and
at the white house. president obama making the case for a big deal on the debt ceiling. meeting with congressional leaders and calling for more talks on monday with a presidential news conference ahead of it. >>> meanwhile, as you can see from live pictures from new york, that debt clock just keeps on ticking. also inflammatory words put on paper in the form of a pledge about slavery, black children, and president obama has two presidential contenders backtracking tonight. what exactly did they mean? >>> and the british invasion. william and kate's whirlwind trip through california. cnn traveled with the royals. one stop included l.a.'s skid row and -- >> as far as i'm concerned betty ford saved my life. i went to betty ford in the end of 19 5 for cocaine addiction, and i was one of the lucky ones. >> the first lady who helped save the lives of some of the most famous people in the world by turning her struggle into triumph. tonight we remember betty ford the outspoken first lady who changed the way we all view addiction and recovery. >>> good evening. i'm don lemon. that debt c
-old lynx who shuddered at the thought of diversity. >> we don't want it. just be a big muddle. we just want to preserve our race. >> reporter: the twins say they're quite liberal now, embracing medical marijuana after lynx was diagnosed with cancer freshman year and lamb sought relief from back pain and scoliosis. for lynx and lamb, grooming into white supremacy started at birth. they were nurtured on racist beliefs by their mother april, who is unapologetic about her parenting and her beliefs. >> we were christians, they would be singing christian rock songs. but we're not, we're white nationalists. so of course that's a part of our life and i'm -- i share that part of my life with my children. >> reporter: but today, april believes the girls are just falling into peer pressure. they're saying what everyone wants to hear so they won't be harassed anymore. let's face it, it's not popular to be a white separatist. and they want to be popular. the girls, however, say this is who they are. and that time, experience, and love has changed them for the better. lamb says, we just want to come from
with fake documents to get real passports and then come to the u.s. and a big part of the problem is that countries aren't sharing information with each other. part of this government accountability office report says "even when countries have terrorist screening information, they may not have reciprocal relationships to share such information or other traveler information such as passenger airline lists with other countries to limit the ability of preventing travel of known or suspected terrorists." even though a passport can't kill someone, it can help a bad guy get in position to do some serious damage. >> travel documents are the same as weapons to terrorists. they can't carry out their plots without them. with our partners, and again, some of that is out of our control. we're closer to a c. >> and this gao report deals heavily with the breakdown, basically in communication with other countries. here at home, though, we are not perfect because since november 2001, just a few weeks after 9/11, there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports. that's about seven a day a
current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about wendy murdoch, the wife of rupert murdoch. she was the first person to leap to her husband's defense when a protester tried to hit him in the face with a pie as he was testifying in fr
in august. so that has a big trickle-down effect. because now they won't be able to pay their bills. you think about the economy we're in. we're thinking about potentially going into another recession. if they can't pay their bills, it will affect their credit, the interest rates they're already paying, and potentially more fees. and it's going to hurt. >> the president already said. he said in an interview this week, i don't know if those checks, if we'll be able to send those checks out. another group we're talking about here. a couple of groups, government workers and unemployed. >> first with the government workers. we're talking about maybe a potentially 40% cut. this means a lot more furloughs. and keep in mind, we've already got employees that are furloughed right now. you're talking about, it could affect the military workers, any kind of government, federal government workers. we'll see cuts in rail systems, parks closing. different things. and we've been here before and seen this potentially happening. now we're really looking and facing that this could be real. >> you're menti
. and they feel that the democrats have an ideological commitment to big government. what they would like to see is the government sweated down. that's the point they've been trying to make. there are honest differences and people have a very different view of what kind of society we ought to live in. >> but at a certain point, david, when there was a big deal on the table and if as you say the president could have brought nancy pelosi along -- i agree with you i think he could have -- the republicans would have gotten a great deficit reduction deal if they hadn't committed to the no tax pledge, right? >> but gloria, asking any party to commit to $1 trillion of tax increases is an awful big deal for a party that all along stood for lower taxes. and when they also feel a lot of these cuts are going to turn out to be illusory. their experience in the past they sign onto the bargains and they feel the democrats eventually end up getting what they wanted and what they wanted never materializes. >> there's a big difference between that and nothing. >> i agree. [ overlapping speakers ] >> so david, wh
. he also said a onesie a man supplied the socks. >> a step up from a tux t-shirt. >> yes, a big improvement, and >>> up next, it's a big morning in hollywood, and we'll show you why. >>> and a formal farewell for a former first lady. today her hometown says good-bye. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. vesicare may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. if you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, stop taking vesicare and get emergency help. tell your doctor right away if you have severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision, so use ca
them and this one will leave a big bite mark. >> is that a valid excuse? that maybe some staffer read it? >> i find that mind-boggling. such a statement would scream out to you as just incredibly wrong. that you cannot -- if you are a first-year student in high school and you read that statement, that's fwot to send up some alarms to you that says -- wait a minute. we can't sign this sort of thing. and particularly, not so much probably in the republican primary. if she does get into the general election, this sort of thing with independent voters just kills you dead. it's a nonstarter because it's such a fringe sort of way of thinking of things. >> it's also interesting that -- >> i would say that's probably why they didn't look at it. because i agree with you. had i read this and any of the republicans i talked to, they would say -- what the heck is this? i just think someone wasn't paying attention when they were doing their job. >> even in the explanation this group has put out, where retracted it, they did the classic -- this can be -- i'm sorry if you misconstrued this. they're
to split up california in two. representatives officially endorsing that idea with one big catch. no public funding can be spent on the movement. the new state would be made up of 13 counties. but there is a catch called the u.s. constitution. there can be no new states without consent from congress and the state legislature. they are billions in the hole in california. alisyn: democrats finding off a republican challenge to hold off a congressional seat in california. democrat janice kahn defeating businessman huey. hahn winning by 10 points in a district where the democrats have a 10-point edge. it shows a sizable number of people breaking with the democratic party there. in a moment she'll walk free in only four days. but she may cease to be called casey anthony. why one of the most famous faces in the country may get the witness protection treatment when she leaves jail. alisyn: chaos in the courtroom. police draw their weapons to restore order here. bill: there is one person surging and that person is not even a candidate. karl rove on the 2012 field and whether we may see the big chan
. however there is disagreement over that point, big disagreement over that point. >> the other thing we'll be looking at is of course whether or not there will be issue with the credit rating. we'll talk about that. rebecca thanks. chris? >> thank you. >>> there is news of another arrest in the widening phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the
aware of because that is the big fear that if the u.s. goes past august to and as they get close without any deal or from work or options, that the markets which have been expecting them to reach a deal will start to teteeter. host: the increase of the debt limit and a reduction in conjunction with spending cuts and the second tier is the entitlement reform, correct? guest: that's correct. the second tier would be set up a process in congress whether it is committee for a certain date that congress has to act by through its normal process -- that is what they are talking about right bell. host: russell berman of of the hill. you can read his articles on thehill.com. thank you for being on the program. we want to consider -- continue our discussion. we will get back to this article by russell berman and you confided atthehill.com. let's go to our phones. caller: our you doing? host: what do you think about this two-tiered debt approach? caller: i think it is a tactic to get to the presidential election in 2012. i would like to know if the republicans are bent on destroying the new deal. w
. >>> in minnesota the budget crisis i iso big the government is on the brink of simply shutting down. lawmakers had until midnight to strike a deal. they didn't. >> and that could mean that all the state parks will close. tete of thousands of workers will be laid off just before the holiday weekend. lawmakers have been in a six-month impasse over how to solve a $5 billion deficit. >>> in a first on the presidential campaign trail, congresswoman michele bachmann has revealed that she once suffered a miscarriage. >> bachmann is getting mostly high marks for making such a personal revelation on the painful topic. sharyn alfonsi has the details. >> reporter: it happened at a packed town hall meeting in south carolina. >> after our second child was born we became pregnant with a third baby. and it was an unexpected baby. but of course we were delighted to have this child. and the child was coming along. and we ended up losing that chilil >> reporter: the crowd stood still at attention. >> and it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine. if any of you have lost a child. >> reporter: bachmann sa
and congressmen don't get social security, they get really big pensions for life, so i don't think they really care whether anybody else out there starves. >> clearly, no one is taking this lightly. >> folks depend on it. rebecca, thanks. >>> there is news this morning of another arrest in the phone hacking scandal in britt. in the meantime, rupert murdoch is pressured to appear about lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london with more on this this morning. >> reporter: we are hearing a ninth person has been arrested. the former executive editor of "news of the world." the late-breaking news this morning is the british government committee issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally a serious question whether they can be compelled to appear. did this control in high gear. rupert murdoch and his son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. in a matter of days, their company news corp shut down a newspaper "news of the world." withdrawn a bid for a pay television
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